Dandansoy (Visayan Song)

A popular Visayan folk song is Dandansoy. Note that this is not a Tagalog song. The Visayan language in which Dandansoy is most often sung is Hiligaynon Bisaya, also known as Ilonggo.

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Manang Biday (Ilocano Song)

Manang Biday is a famous Ilocano song.

Please note that Ilocano is a language that’s distinct from Tagalog. The song title refers to an “older sister” whose name is Biday.

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Salidumay (Folk Song)

Salidumay is an indigenous folk song associated with the Igorot and Kalinga natives of the Cordillera Mountains in the northern part of the Philippines.


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Sarung Banggi (Bicolano Song)

Sarung Bangi Lyrics and Recording

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Agbabaket (Ilokano Song)

Ilocano song… Ilocano is a language that’s distinct from Tagalog.

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Ako’y Pobreng Alindahaw

The Visayan word alindahaw normally means ‘drizzle’ (ambon in Tagalog), but in this song, it refers to a small, beautiful insect. Depending on the which part of the Visayas you’re in, it could be a butterfly, firefly or dragonfly.

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Atin Cu Pung Singsing

Kapampangan is another language in the Philippines that’s very distinct from Tagalog.

The most popular folk song from the province of Pampanga is Atin Cu Pung Singsing (I Have a Ring).

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BALITAW, the Visayan folksong

The balitaw is the song traditionally associated with the Visayas region in the same way the kundiman and kumintang are associated with ancient Tagalog music.

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